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2 Kings 23:18

He said, "Let him alone; let no one disturb his bones." So they left his bones undisturbed with the bones of the prophet who came from Samaria.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Beth-El;   Calf;   Iconoclasm;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Josiah;   Prophecy;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Bethel;   Jeremiah;   Josiah;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Grave;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Relics;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Bethel;   Jeremiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Shechem (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bethel;   Deuteronomy, the Book of;   Ezekiel;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Canon of the Old Testament;   Gehenna;   Hexateuch;   Hilkiah;   Idolatry;   Jeremiah;   Temple;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Samaria, Samaritans;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Josiah ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Raca;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Judah, Territory of;   Old Prophet, the;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Bethel;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Aquila (Β;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The prophet that came out of Samaria - See the note on 1 Kings 13:32.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-23.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he said, let him alone, let no man move his bones,.... Not take them out of the grave, as they had done the rest:

so they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria; the old prophet, whereby his end was answered in being buried with him, 1 Kings 13:31.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-23.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the p prophet that came out of Samaria.

(p) Meaning, the prophet who came after him, and caused him to eat contrary to the command of the Lord, who were both buried in the same grave, (1 Kings 13:31).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-23.html. 1599-1645.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Which were now mixed together.

Samaria; the place of his birth or former abode, though now he were in Beth-el, 1 Kings 13:11.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-23.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

18.They let his bones alone — Literally, let them escape; that is, from the desecration which the bones of others in the neighbouring sepulchres suffered.

Out of Samaria — Out of the country of Samaria, in contrast with the phrase from Judah, in the previous verse.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-23.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 23:18. He said, Let no man move his bones — It is pertinently observed by Joh. Wolfius, that if pious persons, in those days, had had the same opinion about relics which has long been prevalent in the Church of Rome, the king would not have ordered his bones to remain quiet and undisturbed, but would have put them into golden boxes, and carried them to Jerusalem, to be there regarded with religious, if not idolatrous veneration by the people.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-23.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Samaria. It seems this word has been inserted instead of Juda, as it is certain the prophet came thence, ver. 17., and 3 Kings xiii. 32. (Calmet) --- But thus both prophets would be identified. It would rather appear that the seducing prophet, who resided at Bethel, is here said to have come out of Samaria, though that place was not raised to the dignity of a royal city (Haydock) till 50 years afterwards. (Calmet) --- There might be a town there long before; and, at any rate, he belonged to the kingdom to Jeroboam, or of Samaria. (Haydock) --- His faith in the prophet's prediction was, perhaps, thus rewarded, (Menochius) as his bones were left unmolested, on account of their being buried in the same sepulchre with the man of God. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-23.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(18) Let him alone.—Or, Let him rest.

So they let his bones alone.—A different verb. And they suffered his bones to escape, scil., disturbance.

With the bones of the prophet . . .—See 1 Kings 13:31-32.

That came out of Samaria.—This simply designates the old prophet who deceived the Judæan man of God, as a citizen of the Northern kingdom, which was called Samaria, after its capital.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-23.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
alone
Heb. to escape. the bones of the prophet.
1 Kings 13:1-22,31
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:11 - an old prophet

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-23.html.